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NCAA Concussion Lawsuits a Plea for Strict Liability

(Editor’s Note: What follows is a brief excerpt from a contributed article in the June 2015 Concussion Litigation Alert. For the rest of the article and numerous others, please subscribe at https://concussionpolicyandthelaw.com/subscribe/) By Barbara Osborne, J.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill As of this writing, the NCAA Concussion Litigation settlement has still not…
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FTC Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Concussion Protection Claims

The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress this week on actions it has taken to help ensure that concussion protection claims made for football helmets and other sports equipment are truthful and supported by reliable scientific evidence. Testifying on behalf of the Commission before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and…
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New Oregon Concussion Bill Protects Coaches and Referees

Earlier this month, the Oregon House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 721, or “Jenna’s Law,” a law that protects youth athletes participating in sports programs outside of school, who have suffered concussions. The new bill was revised from the Senate version to provide legal protection to coaches and referees who volunteer in youth sports. The…
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